Pancake Day OXO Challenge – Plus OXO Good Grips Flip & Fold Omelette Turner Review
Good Grips Flip & Fold Omelette Turner Review:
I never forget Pancake Day – it’s one of my favourite days in the year – and getting to spend this special day with my two baby boys has made the whole occasion that much more special. I wanted to go all out this year and give my boys the first taste of English tradition and, hopefully, imprint many more years of their excitement towards Pancake Day, as my mum so generously afforded to my siblings and I.
I was offered an OXO Good Grips Flip & Fold Omelette Turner to review initially for omelettes. But, I thought it would make things so much sweeter (pun intended) if I could review the innovative contraption on one of my super-duper pancakes. So, here we go!
How much does the OXO Good Grips Flip & Fold Omelette Turner cost?
You can buy a Good Grips Flip & Fold Omelette Turner for £8.00 in John Lewis.
Leyla Preston of www.motherhooddiaries.com
Aidan (22 months)
Review and OXO Pancake Challenge:
I was very excited to take part in the OXO Pancake Challenge for two reasons:
- I love baking!
- I love pancakes!
So, I set out to make a completely new type of pancake recipe. Brace yourselves, this is going to be an extensive review!
Let’s start with the pancake recipe:
- 1 cup of All-Purpose Flour (225g / 8 oz.)
- 1 tbsp., Baking Powder (14g / ½ oz.)
- 1 tbsp. Sugar (14g / ½ oz.)
- ½ tsp. Salt (use ¼ tsp. for healthier pancakes)
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup of semi-skimmed or skimmed milk (175ml / 6 fl. oz.)
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil or melted shortening (30ml/ 1 fl. oz.) – not necessary if you are using a non-stick pan.
Prepare your space
Have all ingredients ready to hand.
Mix wet ingredients
Whisk the egg until fluffy and light, then beat in the milk.
Mix dry ingredients
Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
Combine dry and wet ingredients
Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and beat until smooth. For thinner pancakes, add ¼ cup of milk.
Now, I have my pancake mixture, I’m ready to concoct my tasty pancake recipe!
PANCAKE WITH BUTTERSCOTCH & PUREED FRUIT ICE CREAM AND GARNISHED WITH RED GRAPES
Heat the pan
Make sure it is piping hot by sprinkling water onto the pan. If the bubbles skitter around, the pan is hot enough.
Pour the batter
Pour roughly 3 tbsps. onto the pan with a large spoon (I tend to just pour the mixture in from the jug though)
Cook the pancake until it’s bubbly on top. You can judge when it’s ready when you can slide the Good Grips Flip & Fold Omelette Turner under the pancake and it slides onto the turner easily.
As I’ve got a very cool omelette turner to flip my pancake, I won’t try to be all cool and wizardry and toss the pancake up into the air (I’m capable now, but there have been some disastrous moments in the past). The Omelette Turner is doing a pretty good job of doing that itself.
Turn the pancake over and let it cook for another minute or so before transferring onto a plate.
After you’ve made all your pancakes, you can start with the fun part – the toppings!
P.S – To keep pancakes warm, you can store them in the oven on a very low heat and put kitchen towels between each pancake.
A few burnt pancakes… oh well, adds to the flavour!
Now, onto the ice cream.
I used 2 x Angel Delight Butterscotch Flavoured Ice Cream Mixes to make the ice cream and pureed one red apple, 6 or 7 green grapes and 1 banana into the soft mix before letting it harden in the freezer.
(Image taken from www.foodstufffinds.co.uk)
I scooped some of the ice cream directly onto the pancake and garnished it with a few red grapes to add a slight tang to the dessert.
And made an extra one for my sweet little one 🙂
Now, over to my boys to try out the result!
The ice cream on top of the warm pancake took them by surprise, but they seemed to like it and chomped away at the toppings first!
Nom, nom, nom!
A big thumbs up from the boys!
I experimented a little with the presentation and then had a go myself.
I absolutely loved the flavours together. The warm pancake really compliments the butterscotch ice cream and frozen pureed fruit, and the grapes added just that little bit of zing needed to the whole dessert.
What did I like most about the OXO Good Grips Flip & Fold Omelette Turner?
The OXO Good Grips Flip & Fold Omelette Turner handled a lot better than I thought it would. The flexible silicone head glides under the pancakes seamlessly, whereas a normal wooden spatula would stick to the pancake, making it hard to flip the whole pancake over. The Omelette Turner itself is very easy to handle and allows for a firm grip. And, you can cut the pancake with it too, if you needed to.
What to watch out for:
Nothing at all to be honest, except for the hefty price tag, which is £8.00. But, you buy one and it is built to last.
Other points to note:
I may have reviewed the OXO Good Grips Flip & Fold Omelette Turner on pancakes this time, but the Omelette Turner is primarily designed for use with omelettes, so they are very versatile too. I may make some French toast next time…
5 out of 5
Very impressed with this contraption – The OXO Good Grips Flip & Fold Omelette Turner is well worth its money. It’s sturdy, flexible and versatile, without compromising the omelette/pancake in any shape or form. Well worth recommending!